Plant Care Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

About Devil's Walking Stick

Aaralia spinosa is a large, upright, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to 10-15’ tall. It is commonly found in wood margins, fields, pastures, forest or natural area at the edge of woods or along streams in moist woods. Devil's walking stick has heavy flower & fruit sets, producing clusters of round, fleshy black drupes.

Taxonomy

Aralia spinosa
Aralia
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Hercules'-club, angelicatree, devil's walking-stick, devil's walkingstick, devils walkingstick and prickly-ash

How to care for Devil's Walking Stick

💦 Water

How often to water your Devil's Walking Stick

Water needs for Devil's Walking Stick
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil's Walking Stick needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Devil's Walking Stick

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Devil's Walking Stick in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's Walking Stick: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's Walking Stick love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Devil's Walking Stick does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Devil's Walking Stick in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Devil's Walking Stick

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's Walking Stick: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Devil's Walking Stick after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Devil's Walking Stick is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Devil's Walking Stick prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Devil's Walking Stick requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Devil's Walking Stick is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Devil's Walking Stick does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Devil's Walking Stick grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Devil's Walking Stick grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Devil's Walking Stick can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Devil's Walking Stick can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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